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USA Cricket: USACA announces initial 28-man list for 2013 ICC World T20 Qualifier

2013 Sep 16 by DreamCricket USA

The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) has announced the initial squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier to be held in Dubai later this year. The USA will be one of sixteen teams that will be competing to advance into the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in Bangladesh in 2014.

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USACA Media Release

The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) has announced the initial squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier to be held in Dubai later this year. The USA will be one of sixteen teams that will be competing to advance into the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in Bangladesh in 2014.

The competing teams will battle it out for six (6) qualification places in the T20 World Cup. Two (2) Groups will compete from November 15th to November 24th, with the USA competing in Group A. The USA will be playing against Ireland, Hong Kong, Italy, Namibia, Uganda, Canada and UAE. Matches are to be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.The USA’s first match on November 15th
is against Canada.

The top team from each Group automatically qualifies for the ICC T20 World Cup, with the remaining four (4) positions secured through the qualification series from November 26th to November 30th.

USA Chairman of National Selectors Mr. Selwyn Caesar stated, “The preliminary list of players indentified [sic] by the selection committee for the ICC T20Q tournament is comprised a combination and youth and experienced players and although the format of the tournament was changed and some core players are not available due to business related issues, I expect the final squad when selected, to perform creditably during the tournament.“

In preparation for this all important international tournament, Team USA will attend a special training camp from October 18th-21st
in Fort Lauderdale where they will address technical and tactical matters, as well as playing three T20 practice matches against Bermuda. USACA would like to thank Smart Choice Auto Group for their continued sponsorship of the US team.

28-player USA squad
Danial Ahmed
Quasen Alfred
Imran Awan
Fahad Babar
Orlando Baker
Barrington Bartley
Adil Bhatti
Akeem Dodson
Karan Ganesh
Muhammad Ghous
Elmore Hutchinson
Ritesh Kadu
Asif Khan
Steve Massiah
Rashard Marshall
Neil McGarrell
Japen Patel
Mital Patel
Timil Patel
Abhimanyu Rajp
Saqib Saleem
Srinivasa Santhanam
Asghar Sheikh
Usman Shuja
Jasdeep Singh
Timothy Surujbally
Ravi Timbawala
Steven Taylor